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Co-Op Evacuation was False Alarm

Fire Engines outside Dorchester Co-Op

4:41pm 28th July 2014
(Updated 4:42pm 28th July 2014)

A fire alarm which caused a Dorchester superstore to be evacuated was a false alarm, Dorset Fire and Rescue Service confirmed.

The Co-Op store in Dorchester had to evacuate at around 1:15pm and two fire engines at the scene.

A spokesperson from the fire service said officers investigated, and it was found that the alarm was triggered by an overheated light fixture.

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